Category Archive for: High School

The Vital Role of the School Counselor

By Felicia Williams The emphasis on College and Career Readiness, and with several U.S. states struggling with the implement of the Common Core Standards, many students have become educationally distressed. While education reform uses fancy terms, new initiatives, and constantly swirls around “buzz words,” one thing still holds true: young people need to be prepared…

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Encourage Your Child to Read: 10 Tips for Middle-Schoolers

Originally part of the Encouraging Reading and Writing series at Understood Reading can become a challenge for middle-schoolers. As classwork increases and academic rigor intensifies, the enjoyment they found in reading may decrease. Use these tips to help your children find and maintain their joy for reading. Respect their choice in literature. Your children may…

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Warning Signs of Dyslexia in Middle-Schoolers

Originally found as part of the Dyslexia Warning Signs series at Understood For many children, the first signs of dyslexia show up in middle school. As academic workloads increase, it becomes increasingly more difficult to hide struggles with reading, writing, and speaking. Unless you monitor your child’s homework assignments, it may be difficult to notice…

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5 Ways to Help Pay For Your College Education

With the cost of college increasing every year, it is even more important for high school as well as college students to start finding alternative ways to pay for it. According to a CNN.com article, the average cost for the whole kit and caboodle, which includes tuition, room, and board, at private college ran close…

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The Importance of Learning How to Create a Student Budget

Although debt has become the norm for many people, especially college students, it is important to know that it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Budget. This is a word that many do not want to hear, but the reality is the younger you are when you learn how to not only budget but live…

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Teen Slammed By School Resource Officer, Students and Parents Outraged

By Evette D.Champion School resource officers are supposed to protect students, not cause them harm. Parents and students rallied together outside of Tolman High School in Rhode Island because a student was recorded being attacked by the school resource officer who violently slammed him by the neck. According to The Root, the officer claimed that the…

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Books To Empower Black Teenage Girls

By Giovanni Zaburoni It’s important for young black women to have a safe space where they are represented in a positive way.  A place where they see someone who looks just like they do and who is going through the same growing pains they are experiencing. From self-esteem problems to relationship and family issues, it’s…

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Meet the Teen who Earned her College Degree Before her High School Dipoloma

It is truly a life skill to see life’s big picture even at a young age. Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne is one of those students. Her focus is evident in the fact that she will receive a college degree prior to her high school diploma. You read that correctly. Osborne receives her college degree because throughout…

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Warning Signs of Dyslexia in High-Schoolers

Originally found as part of the Dyslexia Warning Signs series at Understood Some teenagers who appear to be socially awkward may actually be struggling with dyslexia. Many language and social skills are affected through this condition, such as relating to others, reading, and even driving. If you have concerns about a seemingly unmotivated, awkward, or…

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